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UK Business Mentoring Case Study
Hear from Manchester Franchisee, Paul Clarke who launched his UKBM Franchise in November 2017.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established3 years
  • Current UK Coverage5%
  • Franchisee Support Staff3
  • Personal Investment Req.£5,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£30,000 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Interview with UKBM Franchisee Paul Clarke

"It gives me enormous satisfaction seeing others succeed
and grow."

UKBM Franchisee Paul Clarke launched is UKBM Franchise in Manchester in November 2017. Hear from Paul as he talks about his background, why he choose UKBM and the challenges he has faced.

UK BUsiness Mentoring Franchise | Business Coaching opportunityCan you tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to buying your UK Business Mentoring franchise business?

30 Plus years in senior management roles within the financial services sector supporting customers and staff.

Why did you go down the franchise route? What made you choose your industry? And why did you choose your franchise?

Desire to use 30 years of knowledge gained from extensive training and experience to support SME owners grow their businesses whilst reducing their dependency. Best decision I have ever made!

How did you raise the finance?

Through voluntary redundancy although there are other finance opportunities available.

What training and support did you receive initially and ongoing?

Full week training course covering all the areas required to make my franchise a huge success. This is followed up by a series of further support days and 121 coaching during the early stages of my franchise journey. There is always someone on hand to contact/chat through anything.

How would you describe your day-to-day role as a franchisee?

Supporting my clients either via scheduled meetings at their premises and/or regular interaction via phone/email etc and supporting my partners with free business related seminars and training for their staff.

What challenges have you faced?

Developing partnerships to support client attraction was initially time consuming however this was short lived and there was so much support available to help me through this initial phase.

Has becoming a franchisee changed your life, if so how?

Honestly, it is the best role I have had in my career and gives me enormous satisfaction seeing others succeed and grow. Running my own business gives me so much flexibility, freedom and ability to develop as a mentor and as a person.

What is the most invaluable piece of advice you could give someone looking to buy their first franchise?

Do your homework-UKBM advised me to look at the competition which was extremely professional and helpful and clarified why I wanted to choose them. Then hit the ground running-beforehand start to work on your business plan and key relationships and in the first few months go for it and go outside your comfort zone.

In your opinion, what makes a successful franchisee?

YOU-it’s your business!-bring your personality and keep developing.

WORK HARD-you need to put in the effort especially in early doors!

SELLING-the ability to convey your worth and added value to your prospects.

DELIVER-your clients rely on you-be a partner not a short-term fix.

What are your plans for the future?

Continue to grow my franchise and purchase a master licence…and travel the world!

If you had to do it all again, what would you do differently?

No I picked the right Franchise, with the right culture and support.

You can always improve how you support your customers though, and it’s that which drives me on.

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What Our Franchisees Say

It’s been amazing, I feel like everything that I did in my thirty years in corporate life was my apprenticeship for this role. I love it.


The initial training and support thereafter could not be faulted.


UKBM has given me excellent training and support enabling me to create my own business and with it the lifestyle and autonomy I have always dreamt of.


Why Choose Us

Being part of a network of other business mentors just like yourself

The opportunity to earn £150/£200k per annum.

The wonderful satisfaction of helping business owners overcome their barriers and seeing their businesses grow.

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